December 7-9 Box Office Predictions

Hyde Park on Hudson
Hyde Park on Hudson

Plot: The story of the love affair between FDR and his distant cousin Margaret Stuckley, centered around the weekend in 1939 when the King and Queen of the United Kingdom visited upstate New York.
This looks like a promising comedic biopic, but the real attraction for me is Bill Murray. I’m not particularly excited for this, but I’d definitely check it out when it comes to my city. This is only getting to four theaters this weekend, so it won’t make a whole lot of money.

H.P.o.H Prediction: $110, 000

Lay the Favorite
Lay the Favorite

Plot: Beth, a Las Vegas cocktail waitress, falls in with Dink, a sports gambler who swoons for her as she proves to be something of a gambling prodigy, earning the initial ire of Dink’s wife, Tulip.

I’m not sure about this one… Maybe it could work, but I don’t know. I’m not sure how much I’d like to check this one out, though. Lay the Favorite is coming to 40 theaters this weekend.


Playing for Keeps
Playing for Keeps

Plot: A former sports star who’s fallen on hard times starts coaching his son’s soccer team as a way to get his life together. His attempts to become an adult are met with challenges from the attractive soccer moms who pursue him at every turn.

Oh, this is another I’m not sure of. I’ll probably end up seeing this, though. I’ll go in with low expectations. Maybe it’ll surprise me.

P.f.K Prediction: $5, 500, 000



1. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2/ $14, 400, 000/ Summit Ent./ 48%
2. Skyfall/ $11, 500, 000/ MGM/ 92%
3. Rise of the Guardians/ $9, 000, 000/ Paramount/DreamWorks/ 73%
4. Lincoln/ $8, 750, 000/ Buena Vista/ 90%
5. Life of Pi/ $7, 500, 000/ Fox/ 88%
6. Playing for Keeps/ $5, 500, 000/ FilmDistrict
7. Killing Them Softly/ $5, 000, 000/ Weinstein Company/ 76%
8. Wreck-It Ralph/ $4, 800, 000/ Buena Vista/ 86%
9. Red Dawn/ $4, 300, 000/ FilmDistrict/ 11%
10. Flight/ $2, 800, 000/ Paramount/ 77%


2 thoughts on “December 7-9 Box Office Predictions

  1. Cool concept on making box office predictions. I don’t read a lot of movie blogs, so I don’t know how original it may or may not be (seems original to me!). I’ll regain some faith in Man if Skyfall swaps with Twilight.

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